I’m never sure if our landlord is a nice guy, or an disappointing 1. He’s that odd blend of person where you can’t quite tell if he’s just clueless, or being purposefully obtuse to get out of paying for anything. Regardless, our landlord is trying to get out of 1 of the key aspects of caring for his property, & our roommates & I have about had enough, however last year we opted to go downstairs to inspect our basement for water disfigure. Our neighborhood had recently suffered a bad bout of flooding, so our landlord asked us to please do a walkthrough & let him suppose if we found anything. If we discovered any mangle or flooding, he promised to have a guy out here ASAP to clean out the water & make any repairs necessary. Well, while we were relieved that our basement is still dry & safe, we discovered another small horror. Our oil boiler is properly ancient. As we’ve never had any issue with the central heater, we’ve never thought to bother checking on it before. The year the boiler was first built is 1986. What’s worse is the tag from the local Heating, Ventilation, & A/C business, kind of enjoy a Barnes & Noble card, it details what service was done & when it was performed. The last recorded date of service is from 3 years ago–the same time our landlord starting leasing the lake house out. I called the landlord to let him suppose that the basement was fine, but we needed a central oil furnace inspection ASAP before Winter season properly set in. He doesn’t know the oil boiler even needs an inspection. I told him that the average boiler only lasts for 20 years, & this thing is 16 beyond that. He finally consented to have an Heating, Ventilation, & A/C supplier out next week.